Histotechnician HT

HCA Reston , VA 20190

Posted 3 months ago

Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is a community of 94,000 Registered Nurses and 38,000 active physicians. We have over 1,900 facilities ranging from hospitals, freestanding ER's, ambulatory surgery centers, and urgent care clinics. Our facility-based staff continue to raise the bar in patient care. Ten HCA hospitals have been named in IBM Watson Health's top 100 best-performing hospitals based on patient satisfaction and operational data.

Located in the outskirts of Washington, D.C, Reston Hospital Center, a 245-bed acute facility, lies within the vibrant Town Center of Reston, known for its lively mix of restaurants, shops, and services. Reston Hospital Center is an HCA facility making it a very secure and reputable facility to work. HCA is one of the largest healthcare systems throughout the U.S, where healthcare employment opportunities are almost endless!

Reston Hospital Center Awards and Distinctions

  • Accredited by the Joint Commission with a Gold Seal of Approval

  • Top Performer on Key Quality Measures.

  • Primary Stroke Center with Gold Seal of Approval

  • Total Joint Replacement Center for Hip and Knee Replacement with Gold Seal of Approval

  • MBSAQIP accreditation for our bariatric surgery program

Our patients are our priority, but so are you!

Not only do our patients come first, but our employees do too! We provide a total compensation package to make sure your needs are met.

  • Medical and Dental coverage

  • Paid Family Leave

  • Matching 401(k)

  • Tuition assistance

  • Student loan repayment

  • Family and medical flex spending accounts

  • Life insurance

  • Identity theft protection

  • Much, much more!

You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients' lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for dedicated professionals like you to be a part of our Laboratory Family!

Essential Histotechnician (HT) job functions and responsibilities:

  • Knows, understands, and puts into practice general lab policies/procedures as well as department/section specific policies/procedures. Reviews all posted policy changes as required. Adheres to all regulatory guidelines.

  • Demonstrates the ability to assess a situation, consider the options, and formulate an appropriate course of action. Recognizes and performs duties in an independent manner with little or no supervision.

  • Demonstrates initial and annual competency in all appropriate designated lab sections within set deadlines. Accurately performs proficiency testing when scheduled. Participates in continuing education activities.

  • Participates in all facility/corporate mandatory annual training within set deadlines.

  • Is cooperative in assisting the laboratory team in the completion of miscellaneous duties. This includes specimen receiving and putting away supplies when received in the department.

  • Effectively organizes and completes daily tasks in assigned area{s}.

  • Effectively troubleshoots/resolves instrument problems and documents corrective action in appropriate log; when necessary, performs instrumentation repairs. Effectively investigates/resolves specimen problems.

  • Assures quality control is properly performed and logged, works within quality control limits and trends, and follows proper department procedure for corrective action.

  • Performs and documents preventative maintenance and safety checks of equipment according to schedule.

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills to train new employees and/or students in general lab policies/procedures and department/section specific policies/procedures.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and adheres to all policies relating to the JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals for the Laboratory, including but not limited to verbal order and patient identification.

  • Demonstrates cultural competence by utilizing communication interventions as appropriate for all customers across all ages and populations.

EDUCATION:

  • Eligibility for Histotechnician (HT) certification by ASCP/NCA (required)
  • Graduate of approved Histology school (preferred)

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Registry eligible, ASCP or equivalent. Successful completion of HT registry within 6 months of eligibility or hire. Continuing education to maintain registry/licensure (required)

  • ASCP certified or equivalent. Continuing education to maintain registry/licensure required (preferred)

EXPERIENCE:

  • Eligibility for HT certification by ASCP/NCA (required)
  • 1-2 years of experience as a Histotechnician (preferred)

HOURS:

  • PRN
  • Weekend & Holiday requirements

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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